Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tasty Sofrito Sauce Potatoes

This recipe was inspired by one of the newer sauces that we carry in the Gourmet Fusion store - our Rustic Spanish Sofrito Sauce. It makes a great side dish with steak, or fish, and is a simple appetizer or tapas.

Sofrito sauce is a tomato sauce that is often used as the base sauce in traditional paella. It is different to an Italian tomato sauce as it contains almonds which give it a subtle sweetness. Our recipe is simplicity itself, and tastes delicious.

  • 1lb small potatoes (fingerling, or similar)
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons spanish sofrito sauce (to cover)
  • parsley for garnish
  1. Steam the potatoes until just cooked, approximately 8-10 minutes.
  2. Remove from steamer and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Cut the potatoes in half or quarters, depending on their size, to make bite sized pieces.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan for 2-3 minutes, then add the cooked potatoes.
  5. Saute the potatoes for 2-3 minutes, and season with the salt and pepper.
  6. Add the sofrito sauce to the potatoes, and gently heat.
  7. When the sauce has heated through, serve in ramekins or cazuela dishes, and garnish with a sprig of parsley.

Sofrito Sauce can be found in the Gourmet Fusion store at the Leaping Lotus, or in our online store.

This versatile sauce is also good as a base for pizza. Stop by the store for our gala on Thursday December 3rd and try some for yourself.

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